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November 24, 2011


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I love the run up to Christmas too! So many makey ideas, this year I have taught myself to Lino print to make Christmas cards, crocheted snowflakes, started a Pom Pom garland, and knitted Mrs Claus. Gosh when will I finished my normal projects!!!!!!


I don't usually comment but thought this might make you smile.. I was reading this post and my 18mo son climbed onto my lap. He was instantly smitten by the box of baubles. He spent at least 20 minutes pointing to each one so I could tell him what colour it was. I didn't think I was ever going to get my computer back!
Thank you, as always, for the brightness you bring to my day!


I found this book about a month ago after seeing it in Hobby Craft. I too skipped on to Amazon and have since done the fan garland and the large paper star. It's a great christmas craft book! I'm def a christmas girl and like you I love the pre christmas period more!


Thank you for showing us these beauties!AriadnefromGreece!


What a feast of inspiration. I want to get school reports done so I can play too


Ooh ooh ooh. I love glass baubles too. Have over 600 but they can't come out this year due to a kitten!

That magazine looks great too.

They tray/plate you have used before. It reminds me of little metal coasters someone in my family had. I think they might have been a petrol freebie in the 70s? ....


Oh such fabulous books! Very inspiring post I'm really in the holiday mood now. :-)


ooooooooh! I want I want I want it! lovely colourful post. I'm going to do a twig this year after seeing yours, it is so effective. I have been making felt things to hang on it.


I have both the book and the mag and as yet just looked lovingly at them but not made a thing!

Rachel Mackin

I love Christmas! I've got the book wanties again now. lol

Steph @woolythyme

Oh, dear!!! What a mistake popping into the attic today (just kidding!!!). I've got a houseful of peeps coming for dinner--a Thanksgiving meal to cook--and all I really want to do is make OWLS!!!!!
(So I ordered the book...that's a start!) Thanks for the recommendation! Have a wonderful weekend!!


How many beautiful things there are of these magazines, if I did not have a house full of papers I let groped! o)


Never enough time before Christmas...I too enjoy the run up to Christmas most of all,especially The Making of The Gingerbread House.
That book looks to be proper good.


*Little Lady or *yourself, I meant, I'm making one for myself as well as my wee one :)


HI Lucy
Lucky for me summer and Christmas are the same!
That book looks great, and I love the Christmas mice.
I recently crocheted a Christmas fairy crown with bells you might be interested in making for Little Lady, it's on my latest post if you wanted to see it.
Thanks for sharing the Christmas joy


Hello Lucy! Greetings from France!

I adore this time of year (though unlike yourself I have always been a winter child). My birthday was on Tuesday and then, joy of joys, there is the delicious run-up to Christmas (with a wedding anniversary on the Winter Solstice in between).

Christmas is going to be simple this year: for the first time every we are really cutting down on gifts and the children are absolutely happy with it. The purity of Christmas however will be relished and the preparations.

After reading your post tonight I have (naughtily) bought that book. I am so in love with making rabbits and mice at the moment AND dressing them so the mouse pattern really appealed to me.

Thank you for your inspiration and that stunning bauble picture.

Archie the wonder dog

What a lovely post - for the first time I feel slightly Christmassy!! Thank you!


I got my book from the Book People too along with several others including Jane Brockets Gentle Art of Knitting at a reduced price.


Hi Lucy,
Thanks so much for the Christmas post. I love Christmas and can't get enough of it! Not enough Christmas posts out there yet for my taste. Keep them coming!


Oooh I have super excited in my tummy feeling now! I really do love christmas! Those baubles are beautiful! x


Dear Lucy, thanks for sharing. I have no children (yet), but I like to decorate my house this year. We will gather the whole family on Christmas Eve at my house and I enjoy my four little nephews (8, 6.4, and two years). So I'm taking note ...Hugs


I love that Clare Youngs book! I've been madly making owls since I got my copy a few weeks ago. I bought it from the Book People who are selling it for only £3.99 - fantastic value for money (they have loads of other bargain books too, well worth a visit). I even bought an extra copy to give away on my blog - sorry, giveaway now closed, but you're welcome to pop over and check out the owls, they're brightening up my blog beautifully!


Oh wow, that book looks amazing, as do your beautiful box of colorful baubles, bet they'll be awesome on your tree :D
Karen x


Another one loving the owls! The Dala horses also appeal though as I'm very into the idea of making stuff from recycled materials. Will have to succumb and buy the Prima makes mag after weeks of resisting... ;-) and will probably go for the book too. At that price with The Book People, it would be rude not to...

I am on a mission to make my usual Advent Calendar that I do yearly for the kids. Little brown paper envelopes, numbered and hung on a line on gold pegs, each containing a slip of paper upon which is written a Christmassy thing to do that day in preparation for Christmas. Did it on a whim one year and was so happy and surprised when 3 of my 4 (and the 4th was too young to express a coherent opinion at the time!)said afterwards that it had been their favourite thing about Christmas. I'd love to think it might become a tradition that one day they pass to their own children :-)

Mrs Pirate

I love the owls, infact I really love the owls!
Great post thanks for sharing x

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